Thursday, April 19
Where were you July 18, 1989? If you were somewhere other than the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wis., then you missed a bitchin’ Grateful Dead show, man. Even though Jerry has passed, fate has granted you one more chance. Tonight only, the previously unreleased film of the concert will be shown in its entirety at six Valley movie theaters. Don’t blow it this time. FathomEvents.com.
Friday, April 20
Come for the dancing, stay for the malasadas, Loco Moco and Kalua Pig. Time once again for the Pure Aloha Festival, a taste of island culture featuring food, music, comedy acts and lots of dancing. Through Sunday at the Silverton Casino, $7, Vizzun.com.
Saturday, April 21
Earth Day is tomorrow, but we’ll be spending today hoisting a few in honor of the best damn planet in this solar system! In your face, Neptune! Good thing the Great Vegas Festival of Beer is 5-9 p.m. today at Tivoli Village. For $27, enjoy music, food and 150 kinds of beer made from ingredients graciously provided by our home planet. Earth!
Sunday, April 22
Evil stepmother, glass slipper, stroke of midnight … you know the Cinderella story. It’s been around in one form or another for almost 400 years. But in all that time, it has never graced the magnificent Henderson Pavilion. Tonight is your last chance to catch the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company’s production of this classic. 7 p.m., $10, HendersonLive.com.
Monday, April 23
We checked the records, and it appears you haven’t been to Springs Preserve in awhile. Here’s a new reason: The exhibit Space: A Journey to Our Future is open through May 13, and it includes a centrifuge, actual moon samples and a moon scale. On the moon, you know, you’ll weigh one-sixth of what you do on Earth, a.k.a. the best damn planet in this solar system! Huzzah! SpringsPreserve.org.
Tuesday, April 24
Here’s the kind of stuff we didn’t get before The Smith Center opened: cellist Yo-Yo Ma in concert with guitar virtuosos the Assad Brothers and pianist Kathryn Stott performing authentic Latin American music. It doesn’t get more cultural. 7:30 p.m., TheSmithCenter.com.
Wednesday, April 25
A short list of why you should go see Steve Forbes speak tonight at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall: He’s a successful publisher and businessman, he’s got way more money than you do, he’s the Herman Cain of the 1996 and 2000 Republican presidential primaries, he endorsed Rick Perry this time around. OK, strike that last one. 7:30 p.m., free, UNLV.edu.